Aerial view of our furbabies
Starting our trail run along Singing Pass above the Whistler gondola. August 2009
Me and my nephew Sheldon. March 2009
I lost about 20 lbs with Spark People in 2007 and have kept it off. I still have about 10 to lose but weight loss is no longer my primary focus so I remain pretty much in maintenance mode. Someday I'll refocus on weight loss and start tracking food again but for now I'm happy to be healthy, active, and visiting my local wine store regularly again! Nothing like a 2006 Argentinian malbec to put everything back in perspective, right?
I love the half marathon distance and try to do 3 to 5 races at that distance a year. Having a race to train for keeps me motivated and on the run (I slay me!). Trail running has become my number 1 passion, and as my trail running buddy says, it's become my 'resting state' where everything else fades away and I feel strong and capable. In the winter I spend a lot of energy working to improve my telemark technique in the back country and my bf and I try to fit in a couple winter camping weekends each year.
All my pics seem to be about outdoor pursuits which I love, love, love but I've also been known to get girlied up and hit the bar for martinis and dancing. I'm thrilled to see live dance performed so I'll see lots of what comes to town, including dance on film and video, or theatre.
Maintain or maybe lose a few pounds while increasing speed and strength. Stay happy!
I run, a lot, with my preference being for trails, but a city run will do in a pinch. I also love to hike and camp, sometimes cycle and sometimes get to the gym for weights. I switch up rare days of indulgence with more days of accountability, and try to enjoy being active and healthy as much as possible - how ever that plays out in my day to day choices. Because after all, a healthy life is also social and giggly and sweet enough to have only one bite but you have two anyway.
Living in Vancouver, BC. PhD student in Environmental Studies in what I hope is my final year. Ovo-lacto vegetarian for nine years now, and very happy and healthy this way, thank you very much.
Currently reading The Book of Negroes (who isn't?), and Saramago's The Cave. I've made a decision - finally - to claim Saramago as my favourite author but I know that makes me sound pretentious as all get out, so let's keep that between you and me, mmkay?
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Thanks, Meg. It really was a fun race. What was especially cool about it was that it was in the heart of downtown Richmond, but wound into a rugged park on a couple small, wooded islands in the river. So the race included some sidewalks and urban jungle, but also plenty of ankle-twisting single-track dirt trails and water crossings. I never got bored, never checked my watch. I'm shopping for my next trail race now. There is one here that runs along the river in July. I'm not sure of the distance, but I think I might sign up for it.
2501 days ago
haha. i thought it was sunday!
2526 days ago
Meg! You can be humble all you want but the thought of you flying over the mountain tops, wrestling cougars, saving sparrows and still finishing races with 4 minute miles was a BIG help to me yesterday! Thanks for being awesome!
2530 days ago
Megalegadingdong -- My runners are Mizunos and one reason for getting them is because I was told they have the largest toe box of any shoe. They are a full size bigger than my street shoes. *Shrug* I can try other shoes, I do need new ones, but the idea of wearing new shoes for less than a week before my first half is scary. I guess I could carry my old ones in a backpack or stuffed in my pockets? Then again, I've decided to mostly walk the half with Hubby, so maybe new shoes would be totally fine.
I'll check out the TYR two-pieces. I am totally NOT bikini-ready, but the way things are going I don't have a choice, so I guess I better get fit fast or just get used to the rolls oozing out in the middle.
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